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Camera turns on correctly. Instead of viewing a possible pictuer the screen is violet. The lense is extended and seems to operate correctly. It even takes a picture of nothing (black ---). I have tried different memory, batteries and patience. I have lightly jiggled the camera searching for internal loose connections. I have turned it off and removed the batteries for more than a minute. Have I done something wrong, or is it time for the warranty to be used before it runs out. Thanks in advance.

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Olympus customer support This camera has a major fault and will be replaced if a year or less old- a repair prince will be like a new camera all over

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